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Today, President Obama announced his intent to nominate Dr. Jane Chu as Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. President Obama said, “Jane’s lifelong passion for the arts and her background in philanthropy have made her a powerful advocate for artists and arts education in Kansas City.
From Judy Woodruff at PBS Newshour:
Phillip Kennicott raises some questions about public subsidies and privilege in The Washington Post.
SMU's new research center's recently released paper, Do Grants from the National Endowment for the Arts Represent a Wealth Transfer from Poorer to Wealthier Citizens?, has been the source of some heated discussion.
In February and March 2014, the Joyce Foundation’s Angelique Power will travel for multi-day trips to four cities in the Great Lakes region where the Joyce Foundation funds the Joyce Awards. She will also host an online eCity Salon to answer questions about the Joyce Award application process. The Joyce Awards give artists of color and nonprofit organizations catalyzing funds to commission new work and engage the community in its development.
The Board of Directors of the William Penn Foundation announced on Thursday that Peter J. Degnan, Vice Dean of Finance and Administration at the Wharton School will be the Foundation’s new Managing Director as of March 3, 2014.
The California Arts Council, headquartered in Sacramento, will be hiring two arts grant administrators. Qualified applicants are invited to participate in step one of a four-step hiring process. More information here.
The latest post from Angie Kim, on her blog Private Foundations Plus:
The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation has announced its first group of Allen Distinguished Educators. While each awardee has their own unique approach, they share a focus on entrepreneurship and engineering education taught in more engaging, practical ways.
What can the latest psychological research teach us about creativity, how it's expressed, and how it can be measured? Join this discussion hosted by the NEA Interagency Task Force on the Arts and Human Development. It will include Dr. James C. Kaufman, president of the American Psychological Association’s Division 10, the Society for the Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts.